Thursday, December 2 2010
When we think of our experiences with electronic music, we can follow a thought trail that leads like a Wikipedia article from one incendiary album to many others. Their qualities are not always alike but for one: the nostalgic thread that runs through them.
Thursday, January 14 2010
The two out-of-print albums by Christian Fennesz, Jim O'Rourke, and Peter Rehberg/Pita are collected by Editions Mego on this monster collection.
Tuesday, November 17 2009
Afternoon Tea is the rare collaboration that sounds like an exercise in restraint.
Friday, April 24 2009
Christian Fennesz always has the record button on, and with his new album he's found a way to turn a cross between a flute and a gong into something perfectly natural.
Wednesday, March 11 2009
If this year was any indication of what is to come, Big Ears may become the premiere American avant-garde festival… in Knoxville, Tennessee of all places.
Thursday, January 15 2009
Fennesz's first solo record in quite some time is quieter, more amorphous and less accessible than his most definitive work. Spend some time with it, however, and it begins to open up.
Monday, November 12 2007
Endless Summer may be the most recognized Fennesz release, but even as far back as 1997 he was laying down a template for the tension of that album's lovely guitar shimmer and abrasive scraps of feedback.
Tuesday, May 1 2007
Six years later, the original tracklist, full of gauzy guitars and bristling white noise, still holds up on its own merits -- and without the unneccessary bonus tracks.
Friday, August 4 2006
The best we can say for this remix album is that the original material still sounds great.
Tuesday, April 27 2004
Venice gives a peek at his enduring penchant for pop, shows him breaking out into other areas of digital territory, and allowing his listeners to see the guitar anew, with its most glimmering elements shining like sunlight through cracks in a wall, sharp as diamonds.